A few weeks ago, a story went viral online about these two college students that had been talking on Tinder with each other for about three years – but, had never met in person. The two had gone to Kent University and matched in 2014, but, they had never officially met in real life. However, their ongoing Tinder conversation never seemed to die out and they kept their “joke” going for all this time.
Hahahaha one day I'm going to meet this girl and it's going to be epic. Look at the dates of our tinder texts. pic.twitter.com/DASQK4c5cX
— Josh Avsec (@Wes_03) July 8, 2017
After the messages had gone viral – Tinder got involved and offered the two a *FREE* vacation to get them to finally meet, face-to-face. They gave the two 24-hours to decide the city they wanted to have their “first date in,” and would “send them there.”
— Tinder (@Tinder) July 10, 2017
The two decided, ultimately, the perfect first date would be in Hawaii – because, of course it would be.
After a long debate over your unbelievably generous offer, our dream first-date would be in Hawaii. Meet you in Maui?? @mch_rnd
— Josh Avsec (@Wes_03) July 11, 2017
And, Tinder said – you got it.
Aloha! We're sending you to Maui but you can't take two years to pack your bags! ?️
— Tinder (@Tinder) July 11, 2017
But, before they officially packed their bags and got on the airplane – the two met on the stage of Good Morning America – on LIVE TELEVISION…talk about awkward.
Josh said that he was nervous and “my butterflies had butterflies,” in regards to meeting Michelle for the very first time. But, I’m sure they’ll get to know each other now that they’re going to Hawaii together. Can you imagine a more romantic first date? Or…awkward (what if they don’t hit it off?!?)
According to Michelle –
“We waited three years to send each other 10 messages so I think we need more than 30 minutes to be able to answer that question effectively. But I dunno, I guess we’ll see in the next few weeks.”
These are probably two of the most patient people I’ve ever seen – so, I’m sure taking it slow is no big deal.